Tube and Pipe Fabrication

The tube and pipe fabrication technology area covers sawing (band, circular, and friction) and other cutting processes, such as abrasive, flame, laser, oxyfuel, plasma, and waterjet. It also discusses forming processes, including bending and end forming. Finally, it includes a handful of miscellaneous processes, such as trimming, beveling, finning, grooving, threading, and spinning.

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OMNI-X celebrates 20th anniversary

July 10, 2007

OMNI-X Inc., Englewood, Colo., celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.Since 1987 the company has designed and manufactured consumable mandrels, wiper dies, and simple and complex multistack...

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Anodizing process

Top five questions about anodizing architectural tube

July 10, 2007

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Anodizing combines with nature to create one of the world's best metal finishes. It is the process of electrochemically controlling, accelerating, and enhancing oxidation of an aluminum tube, creating a durable, scratch-resistant coating on the surface comparable to a sapphire. Architectural anodize finishes are limited to certain colors, and it is impossible to produce a perfect color match. Perform as much bending and forming as possible before finishing.

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Tube unloader

Tube fabricator, machine tool builder automates to accelerate

June 12, 2007

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Stealth Manufacturing Inc., Savage, Minn., is a tube fabricator, and machine tool builder that automated its tube punching, laser cutting, and material handling to improve the efficiency of manufacturing its gas heater tubes and other tubular products.

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Protective welding sleeve introduced

June 12, 2007

Torch Wear® has introduced its X-Treme welding sleeve, featuring a three-layer design to provide protection.Applications for the sleeve include carbon-arc, sub-arc, spray-arc, and heavy-arc...

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Polyurethane spring designed for I/O jaw tooling

June 12, 2007

Eagle Precision Technologies Ltd. has introduced a polyurethane spring—called a peanut—for its range of I/O jaw tooling.The patent-pending spring is designed for placement between each...

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Rotary cut-to-length machine has servo-positioning, inline end-form unit

June 12, 2007

J&B Industries has added to its product line a rotary cut-to-length machine with a servo-positioning, inline end-form unit.The unit has servo-driven feed and pull-apart mechanisms. The end-form unit...

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Adjustable attachment bends to 2 in. dia. bars

June 12, 2007

Piranha offers an adjustable bar-bending attachment to its ironworkers to allow bending of round bars from to 2 in. dia.The fixture, which includes all required tooling, bends up to 90 degrees on...

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Double-end deburring machine designed for extrusions

June 12, 2007

Kent Corp. has introduced a double-end deburring machine, designed for extrusion ends.The machine, which includes a fixed head and an adjustable head, uses two 12-in.-OD cup brushes per side. Spinning...

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Pipe sander conceals weld seams, finishes stainless steel

June 12, 2007

CS Unitec's pipe sander conceals weld seams and provides a high-gloss finish on stainless steel. With an 11-amp, variable-speed electric or a 1-HP pneumatic motor with high torque, the sander finishes...

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DoALL names specialty systems director

June 12, 2007

DoALL Sawing Products, Elk Grove Village, Ill., has named Don Klingstein as director of specialty systems. He is responsible for sales and support of the company's advanced material handling and...

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Rotary cutting blades

4 Troubleshooting tips for rotary cutting made easy

June 12, 2007

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Following four specific guidelines for operating the rotary cutoff machine can help you avoid making simple mistakes in setup and operation that can cause downtime.

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Jay Hall President of Harco Metal Products Inc.

Tube fabricator bends with industry changes

June 12, 2007

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As customers look for ways to add to their bottom-line performance, Harco Metal Products, Tempe, Ariz., has stepped forward with services that make the tube fabricator more valuable to its customer--and harder to replace.

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Automatic feed clamp system simplifies pipe cutting

May 8, 2007

A portable pipe clamp system with automatic feed is available from CS Unitec for use with the company's portable pneumatic hacksaw.The system easily attaches to the hacksaw and pipe and operates off...

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Custom-designed deburring brushes offered

May 8, 2007

Weiler Corp. offers crimped wire wide face brushes specially engineered to meet each user's specific requirements. The custom-made brushes are effective for many deburring applications, especially...

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Tube cutoff system designed for short production runs

May 8, 2007

T-Drill Industries has introduced the TCJ-50 tube cutoff system that extends its chipless rotary cutoff technology into a small, bench mounted system designed for short production runs from straight...

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